Chicago Bears at New York Giants Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The Chicago Bears travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45.
The Bears have an ATS record of 8-3-0 while their over/under record is 7-4-0. The Giants have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 5-5-1 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Bears Betting Trends
The Chicago Bears are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Bears are 8-3-0 against the spread
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The New York Giants are 5-5-1 against the spread
Key Chicago Bears Injuries
11/25/18 LB Aaron Lynch Concussion is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
11/25/18 TE Adam Shaheen Concussion is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
11/25/18 QB Mitchell Trubisky Shoulder missed last game, is questionable Sunday vs NY Giants
11/04/18 G Kyle Long Foot IR
10/10/18 LB Sam Acho Pectoral IR
09/04/18 WR Marlon Brown Undisclosed IR
08/03/18 TE Zach Miller Knee IR
Key New York Giants Injuries
11/26/18 TE Evan Engram Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Chicago
11/25/18 DE Kerry Wynn Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
10/16/18 WR Cody Latimer Hamstring IR
10/16/18 LB Ray-Ray Armstrong Concussion IR
10/06/18 WR Stacy Coley Hamstring IR
09/28/18 RB Jonathan Stewart Foot IR
09/19/18 OL Jon Halapio Ankle IR
09/04/18 DT Kristjan Sokoli Knee IR
09/04/18 OL Nick Becton Ankle IR
09/04/18 G Nick Gates Foot IR
09/04/18 LB Thurston Armbrister Hamstring IR
08/03/18 RB Paul Perkins Pectoral IR
07/25/18 DB Sam Beal Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chicago Bears are 29th in the NFL in points scored with 317. They have run 689 plays this season for 3,843 yards, which ranks them 30th in the league in total offense. The Bears average 5.6 yards per play, which is 26th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 235 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Chicago has run for 1,267 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 307 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 64 times for 537 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. Mitchell Trubisky has thrown for 2,469 yards this season. He has completed 210 passes on 321 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4%. His quarterback rating is 97.7. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion.
Chicago is 9th in the league in points allowed on defense with 211. They have surrendered a total of 3,477 yards on D, which is 10th in the NFL. The Bears are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 13th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 269 passes on 421 attempts against the Chicago Bears defense this season, placing them 17th and 10th in the National Football League. The Chicago pass defense has also given up a total of 2,588 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 248 attempts for 889 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in the league against the run. The Bears have committed 77 penalties for 735 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.7% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Chicago is ranked 20th in the league in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 322 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 3rd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 42 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 269 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 19.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 26th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,565. The Chicago Bears have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 17, which is 30th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77.3%. Chicago Bears kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,788 yards on 41 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants have run for 1,009 yards as a unit, which ranks 26th in the league. They've run 221 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants have been penalized on offense 73 times for 666 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the NFL in penalties. They are 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 237. They have run 661 plays this year for 3,864 yards, which ranks them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Giants average 5.8 yards per play, which is 24th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 203 1st downs this season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Manning has completed 277 throws while attempting 401 passes for a completion percentage of 69.1%. He has passed for 3,093 yards this year. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 96.2.
The Giants rush defense has given up 307 attempts for 1,381 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 71 penalties for 616 yards on defense this year. That places them 19th in the league. They've allowed a score on 45.8% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the NFL. New York is 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 288. They have given up a total of 4,156 yards on D, which is 31st in the league. The Giants are 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 247 throws on 378 attempts against the New York Giants defense this season, ranking them 20th and 24th in the league. The Giants pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,775 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Giants have tried 24 field goals this season and made 23, which is 28th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 95.8%. New York kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,181 yards on 47 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NFL in punting average. New York is 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 123 punt return yards and are averaging 5.1 yards per return, which is 31st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 21 yards. They have returned 32 kicks for 792 yards on special teams, placing them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants average 24.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 51 yards this season. They are 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,074.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears -4
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